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http://power.murata.com/en/ule-3-3-20-d12pm-c.html
Why design your own board when there are ones available that might work?
Not sure how difficult it would be to get it to go from 3.3v to 3.8v to get the proper VF for 6P xmls though

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Serifus wrote:
http://power.murata.com/en/ule-3-3-20-d12pm-c.html Why design your own board when there are ones available that might work?

It has to be custom to fit my housing and do what I want. Nothing off the shelf will work.

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Id like to see you get through this and resume your builds. Try http://www.aeroleds.com/ in Boise. Their company size just might be small enough to piece out some engineering work. Their LED landing & signal lights are a big hit amongst several aircraft owners I know personally, and Ive spoken with them a few times over the phone… nice folks. Good luck.

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Bigtoy302 wrote:
Small single layer board and high frequency= to much noise. |(
Fair to say, not just on an FR4 board, but on a mcpcb with led’s to boot :O. Just in case anyone thinks they have ideas.

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Cereal_killer is a whiz at designing stuff…throw him a holler too

wight, TexasPyro, anyone from the OSHPark forums…those guys are all geniuses!

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nickelflipper wrote:
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Small single layer board and high frequency= to much noise. |(
Fair to say, not just on an FR4 board, but on a mcpcb with led’s to boot :O. Just in case anyone thinks they have ideas.

There is a way to basically turn a mcpcb into a “2 layer board” buy using “Sinkpads” to solder directly to the mcpcb creating a ground plane. Just need someone to experiment with it. The production boards will be Sinkpad II.

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Bigtoy, contact tterev3 Kids a damn genius! Easy to work with. Also I think Hoop could help with the MCPBs based on what he is doing for quad XP packages. That machined quad idea of his I think could be adopted very well to your project. Also you could toss this Idea into the Oshpark thread, there are a lot of very capable scary smart folks in that thread. With all of you working together I’m sure something amazing could be produced.

On a similar note, I just purchased a 2015 Tundra. The fog lights are wimpy. That cylindrical host you made, I think with an aspheric lens and an MTG2 would be an amazing flood light and more simple to design. If shortened and made to fit in the fog light housing of the Tundra it would be awesome and without rival.

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."

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How much would you charge to build blank housings without the horizontal cooling fins. Something like 6-7inch long and no individual led slots, just the front bezel to put lexan lense?

Edit: I wish I could learn to work metal like that.

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I have officially gave up on the small triple. Couldn’t find a engineer to make it work. I have a new little project i’m working on now that uses 2 XHP50’s using 45mm LLC49 optics. Trying to make a small bright offroad motorcyle light. 40 watts and 4750 lumens should do the trick. My other bar is a bit too big for bikes.

Any electronics guys want to help redesign my current driver to work for the XHP’s? I was thinking standalone on a fr4 board and no micro for now. Just a simple 3A buck. I have all the schematics. The driver works well in my big light just not on the small MCPCB board.

I have a few of the Russian drivers on the way to play with.

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Hi Bigtoy, any updates for a new driver?

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I have not made much progress on the drivers yet. I wanted to test the housing/XPH 50’s on the Russian drivers first. . It’s going to be a while before I can machine a housing. Too much work right now!
I still need to rewind the stator on my Beta to power the light.

Here is what it will look like.

Gaggione LLC49R 45mm spot and matching elliptical. J4 bin XPH50’s running at 2.8A on Tpads.

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Finally found someone to do a new PCB. I kept all the same schematics as my 6xml bar but had the drivers put on their own board with the PIC. This will allow me to use off the shelf 20mm stars along with the 45mm optics. I will also be able to stack multiple boards in one housing for more custom stuff. I can run a single XHP50.2 or 3 XML2’s/ off one driver(two on the board).

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Glad to see this still going forward.

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Very nice looking driver board! Looks like a lot of thought has gone into it:)

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8 years later I was troubleshooting a issue I have with my two Rydel lights and took one apart…Wow that is well built! I felt like I was taking apart a aircraft part, not a 4×4 light. I hope this was a good business for you and you make lights again. I know its a different market now with the chinese light bars out there though…I own one myself…

I found my issue with both lights. The ground pins were melted out of both plugs. I have no idea how that happened, but they worked for years without issue, so i’m assuming it was something I did. Maybe I should disconnect the battery when welding or something. Either way I found what I think are the connectors you used on Amazon and will repair the lights.

Thanks again for making these so well. Your efforts are recognized and appreciated.

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troyboy162 wrote:
8 years later I was troubleshooting a issue I have with my two Rydel lights and took one apart…Wow that is well built! I felt like I was taking apart a aircraft part, not a 4×4 light. I hope this was a good business for you and you make lights again. I know its a different market now with the chinese light bars out there though…I own one myself…

I found my issue with both lights. The ground pins were melted out of both plugs. I have no idea how that happened, but they worked for years without issue, so i’m assuming it was something I did. Maybe I should disconnect the battery when welding or something. Either way I found what I think are the connectors you used on Amazon and will repair the lights.

Thanks again for making these so well. Your efforts are recognized and appreciated.

!http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww234/troyboy162/P1000698_zpsc2d2721b...!

Thanks

They never did sell well with all the Chinese stuff out there. I still have electronics left from that batch and actually made another batch of housings this year so I have lights still in stock lol.

If you are not able to fix them send them back and I will repair them for free.

Thanks again.

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